June '02 Epigrams of the Day

I wish that every reader of The Philistine would inform himself as to the value of Thermos, the bottle, the Seventh Modern Wonder of the World!

Replace Bunc with Con, and then kibosh Con.

If you talk in your sleep, don't mention my name.

Reform yourself, and lessen the rogues by one.

There are temptations that require all of one's strength to yield to.

Only new things get old-fashioned.

The graveyards are full of people the world could not do without.

The way to lead the Ideal Life is to try to make life ideal for someone else.

Converse, of course, but eliminate the gabfest.

He alone is great who can suggest a thought in such a way that the other man believes he originated it.

Solitude is the only thing that hold the balance true.

Motto for a Mollycoddle: I can not beg, and to work I am ashamed.

The Average Man lies down and takes the count when Inertia wallops him one. Hence the necessity of Muldoon and Nemesis!

The Hebrew prophets were charter members of the "I-told-you-so-Club."

Failure is a habit - ask any banker!

Prepare to live by living.

An idea that is not explosive is like dynamite that will not go off.

It is easy to be polite to people for whom we care nothing.

There are temptations that require all of one's strength to yield to.

Blessed is that man (or woman) who does not snoop.

Plan wisely and work hard, expecting nothing from luck, and all the merry villagers will say, "Oh, he is a lucky dog."

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